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Published by Canadian Scholars" Press in [Toronto] .
Written in English


  • Punishment.,
  • Deviant behavior -- History.,
  • Crime -- Sociological aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SOC 371, Prof. Kelly Hannah-Moffat. University of Toronto at Mississauga, Dept. of Sociology.

Other titlesSOC 371, Sociology 371
Statementedited by Kelly Hannah-Moffat.
ContributionsHannah-Moffat, Kelly, 1967-, University of Toronto at Mississauga. Dept. of Sociology.
The Physical Object
Pagination461 p.
Number of Pages461
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19190308M

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